The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 223 207 135
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -72
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 15 31 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.46% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 2.01% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15 31 127
Average salary £62,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1585 1539 1748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.01% 22.78% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1253 1178 1438
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,500 £52,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cumbria - 7 £65,000 -
Manchester +9 6 £58,750 +46.87% 2
Cheshire -18 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Merseyside - 1 £52,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
3 25 (80.65%) SharePoint
4 23 (74.19%) SQL
5 22 (70.97%) Windows
6 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
7 20 (64.52%) .NET
7 20 (64.52%) C#
8 16 (51.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (48.39%) T-SQL
9 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
10 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (41.94%) HTML
10 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
10 13 (41.94%) IIS
10 13 (41.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (41.94%) WCF
10 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (38.71%) Office 365
12 11 (35.48%) MCTS
12 11 (35.48%) Dynamics CRM
12 11 (35.48%) .NET Framework
12 11 (35.48%) CSS
12 11 (35.48%) MCP
12 11 (35.48%) MCAD
12 11 (35.48%) OOA/OOD
12 11 (35.48%) OO
12 11 (35.48%) MCSE
12 11 (35.48%) CRM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (80.65%) SharePoint
2 16 (51.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (41.94%) IIS
3 13 (41.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (35.48%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (29.03%) Office Communications Server
6 8 (25.81%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 2 (6.45%) OpenEdge
8 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (38.71%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
2 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Technical Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Design Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) SharePoint Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Architect
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Senior SharePoint Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
3 13 (41.94%) HTML
3 13 (41.94%) WCF
4 11 (35.48%) .NET Framework
4 11 (35.48%) CSS
4 11 (35.48%) Ajax
5 2 (6.45%) WPF
5 2 (6.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) UNIX
2 9 (29.03%) AIX
2 9 (29.03%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (35.48%) OO
2 11 (35.48%) CRM
3 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing
3 9 (29.03%) Migration
4 8 (25.81%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.45%) MVVM
7 2 (6.45%) Change Management
7 2 (6.45%) TDD
8 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 20 (64.52%) C#
3 15 (48.39%) T-SQL
4 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) VB
5 2 (6.45%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (35.48%) MCTS
2 11 (35.48%) MCP
2 11 (35.48%) MCAD
2 11 (35.48%) MCSE
2 11 (35.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (35.48%) CCA
2 11 (35.48%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (29.03%) CCEA
4 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) MCPD
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.23%) MCSA
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) VCP4
6 1 (3.23%) VCDX
6 1 (3.23%) VCAP
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.23%) vCloud
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Citrix
3 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco
3 8 (25.81%) HP
3 8 (25.81%) EMC
4 2 (6.45%) Capita
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